Shoppers at the Mathews Food Lion store on Main Street raised nearly $6,000 for the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters. That ranks the store number one in the Williamsburg region and fifth nationally.
“We are pretty proud of that,” said manager Jill Falzone. “The employees really got into it, and the community was amazing. It really shows you what kind of people live here.”
Between April 30 and May 27, customers were able to either round up their purchases or donate $1 for a bracelet or balloon to benefit the hospital through the Children's Miracle Network.
Falzone said the store raised $5,762, which will go to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care at CHKD.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun